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A Dark Park Awaits at Pershing Square, With Films and Art

By Ed Fuentes
Published: Thursday, October 02, 2008, at 03:49PM
LA at Night Ed Fuentes

Friday Night Flicks at Pershing Square is joined by Art Squared Gallery this Friday.

Pershing Square will be busy with art and film this Friday evening, and it may be a good way to enjoy the final blast of warm weather with friends and have a picnic. Dog owners are encouraged to have a night out with the pup, provided the canine is well behaved. It's "Chinatown" on screen and Abra Macabra as installation.

Mark Walsh will open the Halloween-themed Abra Macabre, the third installment for Downtown Artist Project's outdoor Art Squared Gallery at Pershing Square. It will feature six artists, led by works from the one-man horror film franchise, Clive Barker. An opening reception will be held from 5pm to 9pm.

At 8 pm, Friday Night Flicks continues its screening series of films made in and about Downtown with Roman Polanski's 1974 "Chinatown." Film critic Roger Ebert revisited the film in 2000 and wrote: "'Chinatown' was seen as a neo-noir when it was released -- an update on an old genre. Now years have passed and film history blurs a little, and it seems to settle easily beside the original noirs. That is a compliment."

Horror and noir in Pershing Square. Just like the old days.

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